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Register now for What It's Worth // Cessnock Performing Arts Centre // Friday 25 March, 11.30AM - 1.30PM

What’s It Worth is a practical workshop for creatives in the Cessnock region on the basics of figuring out the price point for creative work


Octapod has two short-term contract positions coming up for Emerging Creative Producers.

Friday fun fact...

There are just two days to go to apply for our arts development grants.

Get in quick to register for our Octapod Creative Connections Workshop

Cessnock happening tonight, Thursday 21 October from 6-8PM!

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This is Not Art - Wanjun Carpenter

Head over to the This is Not Art Festival website to explore Wanjun Carpenter and other artists.

Wanjun Carpenter ‘The Empty Room’ (video still)

Arts Development - Small Grants

$90,000 in funding to help get a whole bunch of creative projects off the ground in Port Stephens and Cessnock. Find out more.

Free Professional Development Workshops

For artists, arts workers and creative businesses in Port Stephens and Cessnock areas - a series of free workshops to build creative skills, happening online this October.

Income Lost Small Grants recipients announced

We’ve spoken with all our recipients, and we’d love to share with you some of the amazing work they are doing.

A colourful grid of 18 of the recipients of the Income Lost Small Grants Program, 2021

This is Not Art - Artists Announced

Five experimental artists have been commissioned to help us present a reimagined This is Not Art in October.

Octapod x StoryCasters Podcast Project - interviews underway

This project will see eight unique stories from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) artists and arts workers from the Hunter shared.

Roger Ly

TiNA WILL go ahead in October 2021

The This is Not Art (TiNA) festival will commission a small series of experimental multi-disciplinary works responding to the theme R̶e̶s̶p̶o̶n̶s̶e (in spoken word: Response, Strikethrough).

Income Lost - small grant program

Intended to soften the impact of income lost by emerging and experimental practitioners across all creative disciplines. Check out our new small grants program here.

StoryCasters X Octapod Podcast Project

Tell us your story, get paid, and be a part of an exciting podcast project

Participants of the StoryCasters program, an initiative of Diversity Arts Australia
Participants of the StoryCasters Program, an initiative of Diversity Arts Australia (DARTS). Photo credit: Sonia Mehrmand. Supplied: Diversity Arts Australia.